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Ganeśa : lord of obstacles, lord of beginnings

Author: Paul B Courtright
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
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The elephant-headed god Gane'sa is one of the most important and popular gods throughout India and Hindu Southeast Asia. This comprehensive study of Gane'sa looks at the mythology and the  Read more...

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Courtright, Paul B.
Ganeśa.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)606931197
Named Person: Gaṇeśa, (Hindu deity); Gaṇeśa, (Hindu deity); Ganesha; Ganesha.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Courtright
ISBN: 0195035720 9780195035728 0195057422 9780195057423
OCLC Number: 11398513
Description: xiv, 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Abbreviations --
Guide to pronunciation --
The making of a deity. Who is Gaṇeśa? ; Two kinds of origins ; Gaṇeśa and the study of Hinduism --
The mythology of Gaṇeśa. Sources and methods ; Elephant symbolism in Indian culture ; Gaṇeśa's birth: substance and technique ; The severed head and broken tusk --
Ritual, psychological, and religious themes in the mythology of Gaṇeśa. Sacrifice and initiation: breaking up and making whole ; Father, mother, son, and brother ; Gaṇeśa and the demons ; Obstacles and thresholds --
The worship of Gaṇeśa. Moments of danger and power ; Gaṇeśa Caturthī, "Gaṇeśa's fourth" --
Gaṇeśa in a regional setting: Maharashtra. Maharashtra as a cultural region ; Sacred centers to Gaṇeśa ; Sacred persons and traditions: the Gaṇeśa Sampradāya ; Gaṇeśa and the Lokamanya: religious symbols and policy conflict --
Gaṇeśa: the protean God --
Appendix: The Śrī Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣa.
Responsibility: Paul B. Courtright.
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'A most interesting and useful book. With its good index and bibliography it will be the primary reference work of Gane'sa for many years' Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies

 
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